Raffaella Bottini

PhD student, Associate Lecturer


I am a doctoral researcher at the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University. I research the application of corpus methods to the analysis of vocabulary in L2 English speech to inform language testing.

More specifically, my current PhD research explores lexical complexity at different proficiency levels in the Trinity Lancaster Corpus, a 4.2-million-word learner corpus of L2 English spoken exams. It also considers the effect of task-related factors on learner’s lexical choices.

I am a member of the Second Language Learning and Teaching (SLLAT) research group.